John 5 Gives Inspiration To Young Musicians: ‘The World Is Your Audience’


Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 compared the current state of the music industry to the old days during an appearance on The Sessions Panel. John 5 said that he prefers today’s music industry since anybody can be a star thanks to social media and gave young musicians the message of courage.

As many of you know, there is a respectable number of music enthusiasts who prefer the old days when it comes to the music industry which was all about raw music without social media and the more complex structure of today’s music which involves multiple other layers.

While fans have been discussing the matter on social media platforms from the day that the music started to evolve, they also want to know what their favorite musicians have to say about the new version of this music industry. It’s fair to say most of the artists often prefer the ‘old days,’ however, John 5 recently revealed that he isn’t on the side of ‘old version is better.’

During a recent interview, John 5 opened up about today’s music industry and revealed that it’s quite better than before mostly thanks to social media which provides an enormous opportunity for the young musicians since their reach is limitless all over the world.

In addition to this, Rob Zombie guitarist stated that nowadays, it’s the individual that’s in control rather than the record companies and musicians has more ways to make money than just making music these days which is another aspect of how the conditions are better.

Here is what John 5 said:

“Well, I think the music industry today is way better than what it was back in the day. And everyone’s going to be like, ‘What? You’re crazy! Music’s free,’ and blah blah blah. But nowadays, you are able to go on Instagram or YouTube and be a star. The world is your audience. You can play for someone in Russia, or Illinois, or China, or anywhere you want – the world is watching.

So give them something to watch and you’ll make more money doing it because the record companies and all these people will take all of that money but now you are in control. The individual is in control, there are so many other ways to make money nowadays, and it’s important for people to understand that.”

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